Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice lEally hoping this story would immerse me in the art world of Picasso but it really just focused on all his whoring around I kept reading hoping I would get to a part that would draw me in but I m finally calling it uits A very informative and beautifully written book by Luke Jerod Kummer Great insight into the beginnings of Picasso s genius and successful career a must read 4 5 I wish it would have included photos or excerpts of theetters referenced in the workThis book was my June s selection of First Reads From the moment I saw the cover I knew I had to read it What I didn t know was how fascinating the story would be Even though it is historical fiction the author discusses at the end of the book his extensive research to develop this story I have always know who Picasso was and I knew about his different periods but I didn t know why the blue period happened The tragic and emotional story behind the endless cerulean and cobalt blue strokes There is no way to say there are spoilers in this review as one can just read about it online Picasso s ife is well documented after all It was the way the story was revealed and carefully elaborated what made it special to me I felt as if I was *back in 1901 Paris when Montmartre was considered the poor and red district of Paris instead of *in 1901 Paris when Montmartre was considered the poor and red district of Paris instead of fashionable and fancy neighborhood it has become in the present I and red district of Paris instead of fashionable and fancy neighborhood it has become in the present I reading about old Barcelona about the Catalans endless to this date internal conflict with Spain A subject as old as back when the Borgias ruled Italy and as fresh as reading today s news I felt Pablo s hunger and cold struggle with poverty His conflictive relationship with his father the infinite drive to succeed regardless of the obstacles he faced I mourned the death of Carles Casagemas with him One has to really see the Blue Period artwork to feel the sadness and despair he experienced during that time It seems as if he always knew there was something different about him He called it Duende in the book and it is a difficult expression to translate Some kind of magic within himself I wonder if at any time in his older years as was a wealthy renown artist if he reminisced about these times and if he did what he made out of it From unknown starving artist to icon in a ong The Bookshop on the Shore lifetime I would have read this book in one si. Amily misfortune and their parents’ expectations the two young artists seek their creative outlet while chasing inspiration in drugs decadence and theiberated women of Montmartre creatures far different from the veiled ones back homeThe new Dance Real Slow life feelsike bliss and nothing can come between themuntil a dark haired enigmatic muse enters the picture The two artists’ passion for Ger. .
An amazing rideTo be uite honest I m not a fan of Picasso s work for the most part I respect his talent it just doesn t appeal to my eye give me Monet instead but this book came up on my First Reads ist and sounded ike fun It was than fun it s a beautifully set piece fun it s a beautifully set piece history told in a fictional style and in a ocale that I ove Paris and was just a stellar read I find the idea of historical fiction with a real ife person to be pretty interesting And this one was about young Picasso during his time in Paris So pretty fascinatingBut it ended up being pretty disappointing It was so incredibly boring I didn t feel ike much was happening I didn t feel the personality and connections of the characters I didn t feel the atmosphere And this again with almost no actual story I have a feeling that an actual biography of Picasso could be much interesting if written in a better way And in this case I wonder why write a novel if it doesn t add anything to the character in itI give it an extra point just because it seemed to be well researched and makes me want to read about the artist and time period An entertaining work of historical fiction which I enjoyed once I relaxed into it and stopped worrying about how historically accurate it was I felt that overall it was true to the spirit of the characters and the age and gave a vivid portrait of artistic ife in Paris and Barcelona It follows Picasso s early years as he struggled to establish himself as an artist and chronicles his friendship wait follows Picasso s early years as he struggled to establish himself as an artist and chronicles his friendship wait and the two men s tempestuous relationship with Germaine and the tragic outcome The book managed to convey Picasso s emotional turmoil and demonstrates how this manifested itself in his art in particular that time we know now as the Blue Period The author has obviously done his research and the novel felt authentic and convincing There are plenty of books about Picasso and I feel this one can justifiably take its place amongst them in giving another perspective on Picasso s coming of age DNF One PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition look at my bookist would reveal I Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography love books about artists Not this one I found the writing style clumsy and the story seedy and uninspiring I finally gave up about 40% into the book It may have been free as an Prime First Read but the cost in time of finishing it is just too high I was A riveting novel about the tragic romance that nearly destroyed a young Pablo Picasso while granting him his first flight of creative genius From rowdy Barcelona barrooms to the incandescent streets of turn of the century Paris Pablo Picasso experiences the sumptuous highs and seedyows of bohemian ife alongside his rebellious poet friend with a shadowy past Carles CasagemasFleeing .
Review The Blue Period.
Tting but I found myself doing my own research and "Spending Hours On Museums Websites And Reading Multiple Articles Linked " hours on museums websites and reading multiple articles inked this story I have been so rewarded by finding information about most of the people mentioned in the book and been so rewarded by finding information about most of the people mentioned in the book and able to ook at the artwork referred to in the story with new eyes and seeing Picasso not just as the father of Cubism but as a human being I always thought this was a strange painting that did not make any sense I can see now that it makes all the sense and perfectly summarizes the ife changing experiences of his youth Picasso La Vie 1903 Broken and DepressedThis book teaches about the seedier side of Paris than about Picasso Too much sex including prostitutes models each other and the prevalence of syphilis than I personally wanted or needed to know I gave this a 3 star rating instead of the 2 star rating I wanted to originally give this book simply because it did tell about many intimate social issues of that time The Blue period was very much about the the plight of a starving artist I had mixed feelings about reading this book After viewing an exhibit of Picasso s painting I came away with admiration of his skill and artistry but also apalledd wlth his apparent hatred of women He used and abused women in his ife The book is a good informative read of his young ife as he found his fortune in Spain and Paris It treats him as a person not an icon Recommenced for all who ike to read about the awakening and flourishing of the art process Remarkable I have to say when I first began reading this book I wasn t uite sure that I would be much interested in finishing IT BUT I AM THRILLED THAT but I am thrilled that did This book reads ike The Paris Wife but unlike the fore mentioned book The Blue Period offers the reader a true insight to Pablo Picasso s early Exile and Pilgrim life and his struggles to make a name for himself Description throughout the book is written superbly drawing the reader deeper into this historical fiction I had to stop pause for a moment to remember that it was actually fiction as one starts to truly believe that you re there witnessing what s taking place Having visited Barcelona and the Picasso museum I have a much greater appreciation of the artist work and the deeper meanings behind his earlier pieces It makes me want to revisit Barcelona and view th. Maine willead to a devastating turn Amid soul searching and despair however Picasso discovers a color palette in which to render his demons and paint himself into asting historyBringing the exuberance of the era vividly to ife this richly imagined portrait of Picasso’s coming of age intertwines the Hannah Montana: The Movie love deathust and friendships that inspired the immortal works of a defiant mast.